||FortHeight : 4511 ft|
|Type : Hill forts
||Fort Range : Shahapur|
|District : Thane
||Grade : Easier|
|Fascinating Spots :|
| Near the Ashram, there is a small hut where we can stay. A small water stream provides us with pure water. The way beyond Ashram leads to a rivulet, crossing which we can reach the cave of ‘LUV-KUSH’. To reach this spot we have to ascend the way of waterfall for one and half hour. Above this cave there is a precipice called 'Cradle of Sitamai'. In the cave there are the carved “Padukas” or the footprints of Luv and Kush. This precipice is a real challenge for trekkers.|
The ashram is a sacred place and people from all over Maharashtra come here. There are some carved stones near the ashram, on which some carved idols depict some story.
From this place, we can visit Ratangad. For a 5-day cross-country trek, the trio of Ratangad - Harishchandragad-Ajoba can be planned.
|Ways To Reach :|
| To reach the top of the fort one should follow the route of Kasara-Ghoti-Rajur-Kumshet.|
|From Asangaon :|
| One should board the train to Kasara and alight at Asangaon station. From Asangaon, board the S.T bus to Shahapur and from there we can reach the village of ‘Dehne’ by bus or jeep. From Dehne, a sole pathway leads to a small plateau, from which 3 ways branch:|
a) One way is treaded by bullock carts and goes to the plateau where the ashram is situated.
b) The second goes through ‘Katrabai’s ‘ valley and joins ‘Kumshet’ village
c) Third way goes through the forest.
| Kalyan-Murbad-Malshej-Dolkhamb is another route|
|Accommodation Facility :|
| Near to the ashram, there is a hut where about 20 people can stay. Care should be taken from snakes and scorpions. Generally people prefer this place as one-day trek, especially in rainy season. A beautiful waterfall is formed in monsoon.|
|Food Facility :|
| One should make arrangement for food.|
|Drinking Water Facility :|
| The water stream provides us drinking water. |